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Maytag A108S for Sale
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Post# 958795   9/23/2017 at 20:14 (393 days old) by SpiralDasher (North East Ohio)        

Hello all,

I have a Maytag A108S automatic washer I'd like to sell. It is in fairly good condition, but to the best of my knowledge, these washers were supposed to have a dark blue porcelain tub, however this has a dark chocolate brown tub, which is still shiny. Any input on the rarity/age/value would be greatly appreciated. Pictures are attached showing the machine itself as well as the control panel.

Kind Regards,


P.S. the small spot on the front is just a sticker that can easily be peeled off. I just haven't had the time.

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Post# 958857 , Reply# 1   9/24/2017 at 06:13 (393 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

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Thanks for posting the pics of the machine you're selling. The one pic that's missing is a picture of inside the washer so people can see what agitator is in it as well as the condition inside. It's commonly referred to as the "MONEY SHOT" of a washer.

If you could also post that if you can get that picture it would also help you in selling the machine.

Good luck and welcome to the website BTW.


Post# 958865 , Reply# 2   9/24/2017 at 07:49 (393 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Hi Spiral Dasher

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What is the price? How long have you had the machine? What repairs have you done? What condition is it in?

Post# 958868 , Reply# 3   9/24/2017 at 08:23 (393 days old) by spiraldasher (North East Ohio)        
Money Shot

I'd like to get at least $60, but if that's to much I'm willing to negotiate. I've had the machine since early September of this year, and I haven't done any repairs to it. It seems to work well, but sometimes it's a bit slow to spin up and the motor makes a low groan while doing so. I haven't tested out the suds feature as I don't have the hoses or the know-how to set it up for that. The porcelain top is still shiny and bright white, but the front and sides are a bit dingy.

Next is the tub and agitator money shot:

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Post# 958871 , Reply# 4   9/24/2017 at 09:11 (393 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

IMO Looks like a well-water machine. Tub stained to a brownish color. It will come off.
Motor is on a tiny platform with tiny glides that act as a clutch when ramping up to spin speed. They likely need replacement and the grooves cleaned out. An easy fix.

Post# 958888 , Reply# 5   9/24/2017 at 11:22 (393 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I was going to say, by the look of the agitator stains, the tub is stained as well...

just never heard of a brown porcelain as I recall.....

many shades of blue to bright white, but brown would not have been a color choice..

Post# 958890 , Reply# 6   9/24/2017 at 11:43 (393 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I am surprised. I don't think I have EVER seen such a BOL machine that has the suds return feature.

Post# 958941 , Reply# 7   9/24/2017 at 20:54 (392 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

It saved some farm wife from certain wash day drudgery.

Post# 960030 , Reply# 8   10/1/2017 at 12:06 (386 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
It's home now

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I picked this up this morning from a nice helpful family, it looks pretty darn solid. I had an A608 for a few years, then donated it to a friend in need and have been without a Maytag for months. THIS IS A SUDS MODEL!!!!!!! The electric schematic on the back covers both A108S and A107S, what would have been the difference to the 107 model?

In a few weeks, I 'll get this down in the basement, along with other recent finds, and I'll have some good winter projects.
I never had a standard tub, 3 holes on the agitator Maytag, single speed, this will be fun! Clearly used in a well water home for years, I'll get it as clean as possible, and spend extra time checking out the water inlet valve.

Mr Spiral Dasher knows his stuff, and we had a good chat.

Post# 960049 , Reply# 9   10/1/2017 at 14:48 (385 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Manufactured in

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Sept 1977, 3 months after I finished High School!

Check out the tub color, I could almost just call it a copper tub, with that tinting.
The schematic shows that both Regular and Delicate will save the suds, whereas my KM/WP suds models only save for Regular wash. Maytag 108 Delicate is just one speed with pauses in-between, I doubt I will use it, since I have other 2 speeds machines. But I am very interested in the regular wash, having only ever used a extra-capacity Maytag before.

Check out the dial, it looks like it was used maybe twice, spotless.

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Post# 975901 , Reply# 10   12/28/2017 at 16:15 (297 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
more cleaning

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Well I got maybe 4 washers and 3 dryers inside from the garage before winter hit, now I'm getting into this 1977 Maytag A108S. Well water for sure, iron/rust stains throughout, but look what else I found:

Walnut remains where I took out the motor, wasps nest under the console top, and mouse homes under the water switch. Looks like the Maytag Apartments at the zoo.

I have never yet hooked up water, and don't yet have hoses, but I do know it spins for extraction, and it dry agitates for suds return. Leaks look like the usual Maytag water "air-gap" thing only, I've just substituted 3" pipe for that before, likely same thing here. Right now I'm taking apart the motor carriage to see how ugly the square blocks and springs and carriage are.

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Post# 987045 , Reply# 11   3/17/2018 at 19:16 (218 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
only one issue left

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I bought this from SpiralDasher and just did the carriage cleaning and fixed the leaky air-gap thing, it's been running WONDERFULLY since, damn fine machine. But the timer knob is pretty darn difficult to push in. It turns fine once pushed in, and operates perfectly, it's just pushing it in that takes LOTS of pressure. I believe Maytag had 2 different makers of timers, just wondering where on this one to drop maybe 2 drops of silicon lube. Towards the back of the machine, or right near the front of the timer?

And, I never thought I'd go for this, but the delicate cycle on this one-speed is one minute soak, one minute fast agitate, 3 minutes soak, one more agitation minute, then spin. Perfect for office clothes, I really don't get dirty at work. For genuine delicates like curtains or something, I'd use a real low-speed machine, but for some clothes that will last longer with shorter agitation but where a short extra soak helps, I'm really using the DELICATE plenty.

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Post# 987202 , Reply# 12   3/18/2018 at 23:55 (217 days old) by robbinsandmyers (Hamden CT)        

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If you find you need a new timer I have a brand new one in the box. Its part number 204889. I bought it for my A407 but mine has the older Mallory timer not the flat black one like yours. The seller claimed it fit 407 and 107 machines but Im not sure. I only paid $50.00. Thx.

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